January 17th, 2022 2:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Giving Major Equity to Govt Makes It Appear Weaker to Investors: Counterpoint Research

Vodafone Idea (Vi), the third-largest telecom operator in India, has been the talk of the town for the last few days post giving away a major stake in the company to the government. The telco wanted to reduce the debt burden, which it has, but the cost was too high. With the government holding such a major piece of the company, it will appear weaker now. “Vi can now find... Read More

January 17th, 2022 10:46 AM 0 COMMENTS

Postpaid Plans With Streaming Benefits from Airtel, Jio and Vi

Telecom business is evolving in India. All major telecom service providers present healthy competition, offering competitive plans for the subscribers. Prepaid plans are popular among people, primarily because of the control they provide on usages. If the subscriber unintentionally uses more than the allowed data limit, postpaid plans have the risk of paying more than expected. However, a postpaid plan offers freedom to use first and not pay anything upfront.... Read More

January 16th, 2022 11:46 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel, Jio and Vi 2GB Major Daily Data Prepaid Plans Listed

Key telecom operators – Airtel, Jio and Vi – offer their subscribers a wide range of prepaid plans. Choosing one among them primarily depends on data benefit, validity, streaming service, call and SMS benefits. A careful scrutiny can help subscribers save money on prepaid plans. One such way is to choose the annual prepaid plans. Although they come with a four-digit price tag, a yearly plan eliminates the hassle to... Read More

January 15th, 2022 1:33 PM 11 COMMENTS

Will Vodafone Idea Go for Tariff Hike Again?

Vodafone Idea (Vi) requires money from every end, be it tariff hikes, fundraise, or loans. While the telco’s debt has been effectively reduced by converting a significant part of statutory dues into equity for the government, there’s still the question of money required for 5G rollout, Rs 1.9 billion debt on the books, and the 4G network expansion. The telco has been losing customers in a bunch every quarter that... Read More

January 15th, 2022 12:24 PM 1 COMMENTS

Jio, Airtel and Vi Want USOF to be Suspended in the Upcoming Budget

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea (Vi), the top telecom operators in India, want the government to remove the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) from the upcoming budget to reduce the burden on their business. USOF was established to financially support the rollout of telecom services in the rural areas of the country. But the telcos have to shell out a significant sum of money towards the fund at... Read More

January 14th, 2022 12:53 PM 16 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Needs Another Tariff Hike, ARPU Needs to Increase 1.9x : Motilal Oswal

Vodafone Idea requires another tariff hike, and that too soon, to reach a sustainable level. The telco’s average revenue per user (ARPU) figure needs to grow at least 1.9x, for which another tariff hike is desperately required, says Motilal Oswal. The telco has Rs 1,945 billion in debt, for which large-scale capital support will be required. Further, Vodafone Idea would need to invest in the networks to arrest the ongoing... Read More

January 14th, 2022 9:53 AM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Might Soon Raise Up to Rs 7400 Crore

Troubles for Vodafone Idea (Vi) won’t end if the telco can’t soon raise money to invest in its networks and arrest subscriber loss. The telco might soon raise between $750 million (Rs 5,550 crore) to $1 billion (Rs 7400 crore) via overseas convertible bonds options. According to ET Telecom, this money would be used to pay off vendors, fund capex plans, and also meet loan repayment obligations. The telco might... Read More

January 14th, 2022 8:36 AM 4 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Helping Prepaid Users Save Rs 48

Vodafone Idea (Vi) is helping its prepaid users save Rs 48 every month in recharges. This is because of the ‘Data Delights’ offer that was announced post prepaid tariff hikes. With the Data Delights offer, customers get 2GB of emergency data every month. This emergency or backup data is free of cost and can be redeemed by the customer in two tranches in the form of 1GB of data per... Read More

January 13th, 2022 5:31 PM 1 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Upgrading Backbone Networks With Ciena to Prepare for 5G

Vodafone Idea (Vi) is upgrading or revamping its backbone network with Ciena by deploying industry-leading 5G coherent optical solutions. The telco’s new 300G/400G backbone network increases performance and scale in a cost and energy-efficient manner to help enterprises, content players, and consumers with embracing their digital experience across India. Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Vodafone Idea, said Vi customers/subscribers will be able to experience world-class highly available, scalable connectivity... Read More

January 13th, 2022 2:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea, Airtel 2GB Daily Data Plans for 84 Days Only Costs Rs 10 Per Day

While the telecom operators have increased the tariffs of prepaid plans, there are many who believe that the cost of mobile plans has become unfeasible. But that’s a one-sided truth. No disrespect to people living in harsh conditions who genuinely can’t afford the 4G mobile services. Both Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel offer their 2GB daily data prepaid plan for Rs 839 now. Before the prepaid tariff hike, it was... Read More

January 13th, 2022 8:34 AM 1 COMMENTS

India Won’t See Any New PSUs in the Telecom Sector

The public sector units (PSU) in the telecom sector will be limited to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), at least for the foreseeable future. Recently, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices accepted the option of converting their statutory liabilities into equity for the government. With Vodafone Idea, the government is expected to become the largest equity shareholder in the company post equity conversion. This got... Read More

January 12th, 2022 2:51 PM 10 COMMENTS

Jio, Airtel, and Vi Offer 2.5GB Daily Data Plans, Whose Is Better?

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance Jio all offer 2.5GB daily data prepaid plans. The only thing worth noting here is that Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel offer their 2.5GB daily data prepaid plans with a very short validity of 28 days, while Reliance Jio offers its same plan for 365 days. So if you are looking for this sort of plan with short-term validity, go for Vodafone Idea or... Read More

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